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Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley, California

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Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp

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  • Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Aguereberry Camp seen from the trailhead.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Heading toward the Eureka mine looking back at Aguereberry.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Mine entrances are closed during winter months to protect the Townsend's big-eared bat.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Big views from the top of the mine.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Looking down into an old mine shaft.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Bring a strong light to see into the shafts.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Mine entrances are closed during winter months to protect the Townsend's big-eared bat.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Mine entrances are closed during winter months to protect the Townsend's big-eared bat.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Old ruins from the Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Cashier Mill.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • From the top of the mine looking down on Aguereberry Camp.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Exploring the ruins at night for a different perspective.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Exploring the ruins at night for a different perspective.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Exploring the ruins at night for a different perspective.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Exploring the ruins at night for a different perspective.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Exploring the ruins at night for a different perspective.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Exploring the ruins at night for a different perspective.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • Exploring the ruins at night for a different perspective.- Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
  • - Eureka Mine + Aguereberry Camp
Overview + Weather
Pros: 
Easy access. Short hike to main points. Views. Plenty to explore.
Cons: 
Mines are closed during the winter months.
Alerts: 
Mines are closed during the winter months to protect the endangered Townsend's big-eared bat.
Region:
Death Valley, CA
Congestion: 
Low
Pets allowed: 
No
Net Elevation Gain: 
20.00 ft (6.10 m)
Parking Pass: 
National Park Pass
Preferable Season(s):
Spring
Total Distance: 
1.00 mi (1.61 km)
Trail type: 
Loop
Trailhead Elevation: 
4,988.00 ft (1,520.34 m)
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In 1905, prospectors Shorty Harris and Pete Aguereberry discovered gold at Providence Ridge. Aguereberry worked the claim for 40 years until his death in 1945. The ruins of his shelter (Aguereberry Camp) still stand today, and they emit an eerie feeling when explored. From the camp you can walk around the base of the ridge to the Eureka Mine and explore the ruins of Cashier Mill. The entire ridge is filled with mine shafts that you can find and peer into with a strong light. If you have the time, climb to the top of the ridge for an amazing 360-degree view of the deserted landscape. 

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